Impact Art News is a monthly French-English bilingual blog and newsletter on contemporary art and the environment.
    Since April 2018, Impact Art News has selected, questioned and supported artists, exhibitions and projects related to ecology and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

    Publishing director and editor-in-chief: Alice Audouin
    Written by: Alice Audouin, Pauline Lisowski, Faustine Dehan, Philippe Osset
    Publisher: Art of Change 21, since January 2020
    Former editor, from April 2018 to December 2019: Alice Audouin Consulting
    Thank you to those who contributed to the letter Marie Leprêtre (September – December 2020), Lisa Toubas (January 2019 – June 2020), Marguerite Courtel (April – December 2018).

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    Conversation with the artist Sissel Tolaas

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    Art of Change 21 - You have been working on the topic of smell for nearly thirty years, across disciplines and continents, what inspires you? Sissel Tolaas - What makes us human is that we [...]

    What are the main environmental impacts of a contemporary work of art?

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    This general question is the common thread of this new section, which seeks to understand and reduce these impacts. To start with, they are distributed throughout the ‘life cycle’ of an artwork – from design to [...]

    Places of the unexplored by Jakob Kudsk Steensen

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    Danish artist Jakob Kudsk Steensen is interested in how technology and ecology can work together. Accustomed to reviving extinct landscapes and ecosystems using technology tools and virtual reality (3D animations, sound and immersive installations), the artist is currently [...]

    A fair and united way of being in the world

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    At a time when a massive wave of uprisings is denouncing police violence, racism and social injustice, following the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery in the US, or Adama Traoré in [...]

    The Institute of Critical Zoologists (ICZ), by Robert Zhao Renhui

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    At first sight it appears to be a serious institute bringing zoologists together. But a closer look reveals a few peculiarities. First, its founder, Robert Zhao Renhui, is an artist. Then, the focus of his studies [...]

    Conversation with the artist Jérémy Gobé

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    Art of Change 21 - How are you feeling and coping with the coronavirus crisis? Jérémy Gobé - Like a brutal stop. Before the confinement arrived, I had 5 scheduled exhibitions, I was stressed and [...]

    Covid-19 : Digital takeover

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    The sharp slowdown in artistic activity is currently being offset by a digital effervescence that is disrupting usual hierarchies, promoting a new kind of solidarity, and offering unique and intimate access to artists. In the [...]

    New Section: Eco-design

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    Impact Art News is delighted to launch a new section called ‘Eco-design’. The Covid crisis is giving rise to many questions on the environmental impacts of art. In response, Art of Change 21 has decided to [...]

    Extinct in the Wild, by Michael Wang

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    New York-based artist and architect Michael Wang is not only one of the most interesting artists of our times, but he is also an outstanding expert on the IUCN Red List! His ongoing project, Extinct in the Wild, [...]

    Conversation with the artist Otobong Nkanga

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    Art of Change 21 - How are you feeling and coping with the coronavirus crisis? Otobong Nkanga - I am in a fog and it still feels too early for me to comment, to put [...]

    Cooperation and solidarity between artists

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    The spirit of cooperation of the finalists of the last Turner Prize had left its mark. Sharing, earning less, but winning together, is an attitude which was also put forward by the young artist Jérémy [...]

    Mask Crusaders by Camille Henrot, Shabd Simon-Alexander and others

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    SPECIAL COVID-19 Mask Crusaders is an efficient and generous project co-created by Camille Henrot, Shabd Simon-Alexander, Julia Weist and JoJo Li along with other artists and medical professionals. Its objective is to provide frontline workers (as caregivers) with protective [...]